NBA Rumors: Tracy McGrady to Join the Bulls?

Brandon RibakSenior Writer IJuly 25, 2010

The Chicago Bulls headed into this offseason with the intentions of revamping their roster and providing their city with a team that could compete for an NBA championship.

The Bulls first dealt point guard Kirk Hinrich and the 17th overall pick in the NBA Draft over to the Washington Wizards to clear up enough cap space to sign high profiled players.

On July 8th, Chicago signed power-forward Carlos Boozer to a five-year, $80 million contract.

Shortly afterwards, the team signed sharp-shooter Kyle Korver, defensive specialist Ronnie Brewer, veteran Kurt Thomas, and completed a sign-and-trade for Golden State Warriors point-guard C.J. Watson.

It's quite obvious that the Bulls have not only had the most action in the NBA this offseason, but have acquired the most talent as well.

With young point guard Derrick Rose running the show (newly acquired head-coach Tom Thibodeau) and a team that consists of two of the top rebounders in the league in Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer, and the best three-point shooter (percentage wise) this past season in Kyle Korver, the Chicago Bulls are destined to make a serious run in the Eastern Conference.

Sources are now stating that the Bulls are on the verge of signing former All-Star Tracy McGrady if he "proves to be sufficiently healthy in a workout on Monday and can convince the team that he is willing to accept a bench role," according to ESPN Chicago.

McGrady has been known to be a cancer in the locker room and seems to still believe that he is worthy of a starting spot on a teams roster, but after numerous injuries, it's apparent that McGrady is not the player he once was.

If McGrady can bring his exceptional experience and veteran ship to the Chicago Bulls and their rather young roster, while leaving his ego and dreams of averaging starters minutes at the door, the forward could truly help this team.

Many have their eyes set on the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference with their signings of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, but with an up-and-coming superstar and plenty of solid role players, the Chicago Bulls could surprise the NBA world and top the Eastern standings this season.

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